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They left Oboth and camped at Iye-abarim on the border of Moab.
They left Iye-abarim and camped at Dibon-gad.
They left Dibon-gad and camped at Almon-diblathaim.
They left Almon-diblathaim and camped in the mountains east of the
river, near Mount Nebo.
They left the mountains east of the river and camped on the plains of
Moab beside the Jordan River, across from Jericho. Along the Jordan
River they camped from Beth-jeshimoth as far as the meadows of
Acacia on the plains of Moab.
While they were camped near the Jordan River on the plains of Moab opposite Jericho, the Lord said to Moses, “Give the following instructions
to the people of Israel: When you cross the Jordan River into the land of
Canaan, you must drive out all the people living there. You must destroy
all their carved and molten images and demolish all their pagan shrines.
Take possession of the land and settle in it, because I have given it to you
to occupy. You must distribute the land among the clans by sacred lot
and in proportion to their size. A larger portion of land will be allotted to
each of the larger clans, and a smaller portion will be allotted to each of
the smaller clans. The decision of the sacred lot is final. In this way, the
portions of land will be divided among your ancestral tribes. But if you
fail to drive out the people who live in the land, those who remain will
be like splinters in your eyes and thorns in your sides. They will harass
you in the land where you live. And I will do to you what I had planned
to do to them.”
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Give these instructions to the Israelites:
When you come into the land of Canaan, which I am giving you as your
special possession, these will be the boundaries. The southern portion of
your country will extend from the wilderness of Zin, along the edge of
Edom. The southern boundary will begin on the east at the Dead Sea. It
will then run south past Scorpion Pass in the direction of Zin. Its southernmost point will be K
adesh-barnea, from which it will go to H
and on to Azmon. From Azmon the boundary will turn toward the Brook
of Egypt and end at the Mediterranean Sea.
“Your western boundary will be the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea.
“Your northern boundary will begin at the Mediterranean Sea and run
east to Mount Hor, then to L
ebo-hamath, and on through Zedad and
Ziphron to Hazar-enan. This will be your northern boundary.
“The eastern boundary will start at Hazar-enan and run south to